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pi-top[4] Pulse Light Show

Using a Pulse unit and connecting it to your pi-top[4] unit, you can light up colored pixels in the 7 X 7 grid and do some amazing things with Python code.  Take a look!

Ozobot Basics 2021

Join us to code with colors! Ozobot's Evo is a robot that can operate with color or block coding.  This tiny but mighty robot packs a lot of power with serveral sensors and communitcation options.  Come join us, you won't want to miss this one! 

 

 

Body, Mind and Zen: Mindfulness Activities for Students

Do you find your students drifting away to dreamland or struggling with impulsive behaviors?  Come join us as we explore the science behind mindfulness and some activities using technology that can assist your students with their practice of mindfulness.  Can't wait to Zen with you! 

Delivering a Response 2 Activity in Lumio

When it's time for an assessment, deliver it to student devices via Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online). This video shows you how!

Delivering a Shout it Out! in Lumio

With your students connected to your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) online lesson, the teacher can send a Shout it Out! discussion activity to student devices.  Have a discussion. Run a debate.  Find out what your students may already know about the topic of your next lesson!

Delivering a Monster Quiz in Lumio

From Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online), you can send a Monster Quiz to your students' devices for a fun review or practice test!

Making a Copy of a Lumio File

Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, this video shows how to make a copy of a lesson file you have in your library.  Now you can save different versions of your lessons for multiple student groups.

Converting a Google Drive File from the Lumio Dashboard

Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, add another lesson from your Google Drive files such as Google Slides or a Google Doc.

Using the Desmos Widget in Lumio

In this skills video, we'll look at using the new Desmos Widget in Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online).  You'll learn everything you need to know to get started! 

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2019

View highlights of the official 2019 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest finals. Students were given the task to "Put Money in a Piggy Bank." 

A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed, and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. All you need is a good Imagination and a pile of junk!

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2018

View highlights of the 2018 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals. Students were given the task to "Pour a Bowl of Cereal."

Since 1988, tens of thousands of students have competed in annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contests° where they are challenged to build the wackiest, working Rube Goldberg Machine that completes a common task.

In the structured environment of the competitions, these contraptions are more than just Rube Goldberg Machines. They inspire communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. They hone skills like math, physics, and chemistry. On a formal basis, this learning experience falls under the umbrella of STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) education. 

Rube Goldberg Sizzle Reel

A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!